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David T. Harries : A “Gwynfe” Welsh-American and D. Aneurin Rhydderch from Llandovery

 

Reported in the Brecon and Radnor Express on the 7th January 1915 :  a snippet on the Grand Benefit Concert in Chicago in November 1914:

 

Note : The Welsh of Chicago : Thomas Jefferson Vance Owen, whose grandparents were from Wales, is considered “The True Founder of Chicago”. He became the first president of the town of Chicago in 1833, and is responsible for sub-dividing the city into sections and towns. In fact, in early Chicago history, some of the city’s mayors were of close Welsh heritage.

Today, Chicago is home to three vibrant Welsh societies: The Chicago Tafia Welsh Society, The Welsh Women’s Club of Illinois and The Cambrian Benevolent Society of Chicago, catering to every facet of Welsh culture past and present.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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